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Welcome to the weekly parish newsletter of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield, Illinois.

Parish Newsletter 10/31/18 - Come to Shabbat at BJBE Friday night at 7:30

 

  

SHARE UNITY AND LOVE WITH OUR JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS – JOIN MOTHER ANNE AT THE  BJBE SHABBAT SERVICE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7:30PM

Congregation BJBE (1201 Lake Cook Rd) invites St.Gregory’s parishioners to come to their Friday evening Musical Shabbat service at 7:30 pm. Mtr. Anne has been invited to preach at the service. This is the first Shabbat after the horrific shootings at Tree of Live Synagogue in Pittsburg. This is a wonderful opportunity to share love and worship with our Jewish brothers and sisters. You may remember that their lead Rabbi, Karyn Kedar preached at St. G’s this year, and that several of their congregants came to St. G’s. They are delighted to return the hospitality. Shabbat is followed by a time of fellowship with refreshments – it is critical for us all to understand each other better and enjoy time together! If you can only worship once this weekend – please come Friday night.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 2AM

Don’t forget…. Set your clocks back 1 hour before going to be Saturday Night!

 

RED BAG SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 4

Our Feed the Hungry Red Bags on November 4 will go to the Deerfield Food Pantry. They are in need of: canned fruit and applesauce, cereal, canisters of oatmeal, pasta and pasta sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned sweet peas, cans of coffee, paper towels, toilet paper and as always, grocery gift cards.  Please remember the hungry and need when you do your grocery shopping.

 

ALL SOULS DAY HONORS LOVED ONES –BRING PICTURES – NOVEMBER 4

On November 4th, we will celebrate the combined feast of All Souls and All Saints. It is a St. Gregory’s tradition to read the names of those who have died in the past year, and those who are buried in our churchyard. We will be reading the names at both services. We will have a table set up in the chapel to display pictures of our loved ones so we can have them visually present while they are spiritually present in the liturgy. Please bring your pictures with you to the service (framed or unframed, big, little, or in between!), and we will put the pictures on the altar after we read the names.

 

TAX REFORM DISCUSSION – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 11:15AM

On November 4th, Donna Shelton will lead a discussion of the financial implications of this year’s tax reform laws. It will be helpful to all of us as we look at wrapping up the calendar year financially. She will lead this discussion during Coffee Hour. 

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS FOR YOUTH

November 4 - After the 10:00 service, the youth group will have Pumpkin Olympics! Join us for fun, fellowship and food while your folks learn about the new tax reforms!

November 11 - Youth group will be making gifts to give during the holiday season. Join us and finish your shopping list!

November 12 - On Veteran's Day the Youth group will be taking a train into the city to hand out the homeless packages we made during our Light to the Nations weekend.

November 9 - Pizza Night for kids 1st grade through 5th grade! 5:30 - 7:00 in the Youth Room! RSVP to shelley@stgregoryschurch.org.

 

ELECTION DAY AT ST. GREGORY’S – NOVEMBER 6

St. Gregory’s is a polling place for the election, and we are known among those who volunteer their time to staff the polls (from VERY early in the morning to late at night) as an incredibly hospitable place to work. Please help extend hospitality to those who volunteer their time by bringing snacks to sustain them during the day. Email Charlene to let her know you will be helping at parish@stgregoryschurch.org

 

ST G’S FAITH IN ACTION LISTENING SESSION – NOVEMBER 11, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM

The St. Gregory’s Faith in Action Team will lead a Parish-Wide Listening Session to help discern a focus and direction for our mission work.  We need everyone’s input on how we can best “radiate God’s grace” in our communities.  Lunch will be served.  Please sign up now in Founders Hall so we know how much food to serve.

 

CHRISTMAS BASKET NEWS

Thank you to those who have already signed up to sponsor a family or senior in the Christmas Basket program this year.  We still have 5 seniors and 11 families who need sponsors.  The sign-up is in Founder’s Hall.

 

The baskets are due to St. Gregory’s on Tuesday, December 4th.  If you need any more information about your family/senior or about the Christmas basket program itself, please contact me at marilyn17@comcast.net or  847-945-5068.   

Thank you again for your support of this program.

 

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Safety and security at St Gregory's Church is very important.

We now have an Emergency Action Plan That was developed by the Vestry. The plan is available for review in the Library, Kitchen, Reception office, Charlene's office, and the Sacristy.

The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) includes safety procedures for Tornado, Fire, Medical Emergencies, Traumatic Incidents, Hostile Intruders, and other potential emergencies.

St Gregory's Staff, Liturgical Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Altar Guild and Church School Teachers have been briefed on the procedures, and more training is planned.

Any questions please contact John Welker or Jim Swager.

 

WOMEN’S WINE AND WORD – BIBLE STUDY – THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 7-8:30PM

All women are invited to participate in a 5 week study of the Book of Ruth on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm. We will be meeting St. Gregory’s. If interested, contact Mother Anne anne@stgregoryschurch.org. The group will not be meeting on October 25, but will resume the following week (November 1).

 

ADVENT MESSIAH CHOIR

Come raise your voices in celebrating the expectant joy of Advent! Each Sunday in December, join the choir in singing an offertory anthem selected from one of the greatest masterworks, Handel's Messiah - culminating in a singalong Hallelujah Chorus with the brass quintet on Christmas Eve. The selections chosen are accessible to anyone with a little practice, so ALL are welcome!

 

If you're interested in singing with the choir during Advent and/or at the two Christmas Eve services, please contact Kathryn at kathryn@stgregoryschurch.org for a detailed schedule, practice recordings, and music. You don't have to come to all rehearsals, but the more you attend the more prepared you'll feel. 



 

BOOK CLUB – DECEMBER 5, 7PM

Because of Thanksgiving, the next Book Club meeting will be held on December 5. “Holy Rover” by Lori Erickson will be discussed. Several copies are available in the church library. The Book Club normally meets on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7pm in the Conference Room, at St. Gregory’s.

 

NEXT COMMUNITY MEALS – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, NOON

On Sunday, October 28th, Sybil Ten Eyck, John and Debbie Welker, Ob, Ana and Kaden Soonthornsima, Scott Hamilton, Margaret and Kelsey (lady who knows Marsh LeSueur and her daughter), Janet and Bill Foltz and Barb, Matthew and Scott Schaper prepared and served a meal to our neighbors in Waukegan. Desserts were donated by the Millspaughs, Ten Eycks, Schapers, Lisa Halpin, Karen Nicholas, and Scott Hamilton.  Janet Foltz, Scott Hamilton and John Welker went above and beyond by mopping the dining room floor after the guests left. Since it was raining, this was a big job.  Thanks for a great team effort!  

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, December 16th at 12 noon.

 

INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM AT BJBE – TUESDAYS, 10-11:30AM

In an America that seems to be fracturing along cultural, political, and geographical lines, we have the opportunity to act bravely and wisely by learning with and from people who think and act differently than we do. Over the course of this year, we will hear from clergy and leaders from many faith traditions. We will learn about their history, their inspirational texts, the major tenets of their theology, and what teachings their tradition can bring to bear on the most important questions and challenges of religious life in 21st Century America. Symposium will be taught by some of Chicagoland’s leading clergy, including our rector, Anne Jolly! BJBE is inviting members of congregations to join them in this informative series. We hope we will get to know our neighbors through learning, conversation, and, of course, a little nosh. You are welcome to any and all of the sessions!  

Registration is available online: https://bjbe.shulcloud.com/form/symposium1819.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Clarence Addington, David Jones, Dan Dunlap, Rachelle and Andrew, Jessica Potter Bruns, Lindsey Pedersen Giannotto, Louise Valen Daugherty, Hudson Joseph Reffruschinni, Hugh, Darius, Jessica and Zach, Scott and Cindy, Charlie Porter, Rick Miller, The Lawrence Family, Alexis Lawrence, Bill Zimmer, Miriam Satinoff, Carol Harper.  

Our companion parish in Madagascar, Santa Grégoire, Tolagnaro, and Dean Donné. 

For the departed…. . Beatrix Lawrence.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.) 

 

 





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SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday
8:00 AM Contemplative Holy Eucharist 
9:00 AM Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music

             

 
Wednesday
7:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

11/19/2018 07:30 PM Al-Anon Family Group

11/20/2018 07:00 PM Youth Commission

11/21/2018 07:00 AM Holy Eucharist

11/21/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50

11/21/2018 07:30 PM Boy Scout Troop 50
Boy Scout Troop 50 meets in the Basement of St. Gregory's Church every Wednesday evening during the school year. For more information contact Don Anderson 847-405-9301 Dranderson.2@juno.com